Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been honored with this year's Red Auerbach Award for his dedication to the C's.
The honor is given to the player or coach that best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Boston Celtic. It has been awarded since the 2005-2006 season after legendary Celtic Arnold "Red" Auerbach.
Celtics managing partner and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck gave Rivers the award in a ceremony before Friday's game against the Wizards.
Doc Rivers deserves this award because he has proved that not only can you be a great basketball coach but you can be a strong role model in the Boston community and off the court, Grousbeck said. I am proud to have someone like Doc Rivers as a Boston Celtic because he exemplifies what it means to be a true Celtic."
Past recipients include Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Al Jefferson and Paul Pierce.